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i:vi:nino mju.nTiN Honolulu, t .it., Monday, auoust o, iood.
GREAT BASEBALL GAMES AT ATHLETIC PARK
LAW SOON UP'
LAW Will BE TRIED.
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SENSATIONAL DEATH OF LIEUT. SUTTON
IS AGAIN UNDER INVESTIGATION
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While mnny of tho marine and navy onlccrs scout tho Idea that Lieutenant James N. Sutton was murder
ed, his mother, who nfter n two yo:ir.V struggle has succeeded In Inning n new Investigation ordered, Is cer
tain that the Inquiry whlrh bosun " July VJ nt Annapolis, will show Hint her son was tho victim of n plot,
lieutenant Sutton was hol 'while r turning to tho miirlno Innucks from Carvel hall on tho night of Oct.
13, 1907. Theru In ample proof that ho qimrrelod with one or nioie of his biother olllcers and that n short
tlmo nfter tho qinrrel ho was bhol through the head. Sworn testimony nt tho Ino.uest was to tho effect that
ho committed suleldo. Tho most prominent witness's are Lieutenants IMvvard A. Osteimaii Holieit a Adams,
Uninlil H. Utle, evl.loutenunt Bdwnrd P. ItoolUer and .Miss .Mary Kllzabeth Stew.ut. .Mls Stewart Is n
le.ildent of I'lttshurg nnd, nccoidlng t .Mrs. Sutton, w.is her hon's fluncoo. I.leulennut Sutton It Is said, had
hpent tho evening with Mlt.s Stewart and was leturnliig to tho barracks when tho ti needy otcuue.l.
ANNAPOLIS, Mil., July 19. Tho,
rouit of Inquiry whUh Is Investi
gating the uiusii of tbu death ot
Lieut. James M. Sutton. U. S. M. C.
of Portland, Oie.. opened t with duo (
fonnallty nt 10 n'tlnck Miimlny. i
I. lent. Sutton's death on the night I
of Oct. 12, 1907, resulted fiom n pla-'
tol shot. The bullet nftoiwaid
found In the skull wis apparently
the same nutildge as Is used In the'
:!8 caliber levolveis. The nnvnl le-l
volvor was examined with the lesult
that Lieut. Sutton was olllclally le-i
polled us having louimltted suleldo. i
Slntn then the mother and slBter of
the dead man have been uniemltttng
' in their elTorts to have the i.iso in
! opened, Monday they woie rownid-
d when tho second Investigation i
begun. Tlio oiieulng of Hie lonrt
, of Inquiry composed of Commander
tJ.lohn Hood. U S. N, president;
Lieut. Henry N Jensen. U. S. .N.
, nnd Mnjor Wondell C Novellle, V I
S. M. C. with Mifjor IInrj Leonard,
U S. Sf. C , Judgo ndvoeatn.
Tho latter hns decluierf that the'
piesent Investigation will be thor-i
citgh and that when couclitilid thern
will bo no doubt In any Impartial
mind ns In whether Limit. Sutton,
lomniltted Milcldu or not.
HONOLULU ATHLETIC PARK, WHERE TWO PALL GAMES, ONE OF NINETEEN INNINGS,
FANS ATTENDED THE GAMES, AND STAYED TILL
Tho fonunlltlcs Incident to the
opening of the court which were
conducted behind rliikcil doom weio
soon concluded, then ' tho lieai lug
was thrown open and tho taking of
Ho wsoou this can be concluded Is
problemetlial. Only llfteon witness
es havo been summoned thus far.
Major Leonard Is authoilty for the
fctntenicnt Hint ir from tho testimony
It npponrs that nny olheis than the
fifteen can throw light upon the
death of Lieut. Sutton they will be
piomptl) summoned If they nte
within each of the mandate of the
court of Inquiry.
Annapolis, Mil., July 20. To
day's fccsslon of tho board of In
quiry Investigating tho cliciimstan
res sun minding the death of Lieu
tenant James N. Sutton of the ma
rine inrps, who was mysteriously
shot two jeais ago, nfforded somo
suiprlso In tho testimony given by
Charles V. Kennedy, now n prlvnto
In the mailiiH corps at Norfolk, Va.,
anil Surgeon A. D. McCormlck,
Pulled States navy.
Kenned) told n frank, stialght
forwanl stoiy of somo of tho Inci
dents prior to the shooting. His
testimony supported the contention
of Sutton's mother and sister that
Sutton did not seek the fights with
Adams and the other ofllceis. In
attacking his credibility, Major
i Leonard, Judge-advocate, went into
Kennedy's record and showed ho
had been disciplined on scvuinl oc
casions in the service.
Asked to KceT Quiet.
, Konnedy bald ho had been roluct-
ant to mention his p.ut In the
affair, because Lieutenants title)'
mill Adams had admonished him
to "keep quiet." On bin way to
I relieve n gentry nt 1 o'clock on the
I morning of tho shooting he had
I (ome upon Sutton, Adams, Ostcrman
and Utlcy In nn nngiy nrgiiinent,
the witness said. Adams was In his
'shlrtsleves, leady for n light.
"All right. Adams; If )ou want to
i fight, I'll light jou," the witness tes
i tilled ho hear! Sutton Bay, "They
foiight haul Tor u fbw minutes irml
Sutton's face was bloody, when ft
ley stopped tho light.
j lie bald he saw tho two fight
again as lie wns going to Ills pint.
I Half an hour later Kenned) heaid
I tho shots, and mkiii nfter Admits ap
pealed nnd voliinteeicd the Infor
mation to Kennedy that Sutton had
AND ONE OF TWELVE, WERE PLAYED ON SUNDAY LAST. FOUR
DARKNESS CALLED A HALT TO THE PLAY.
Mint himself, nnd that Adams had
had his Anger shot oft. i
Saw OIHccr Find Pistol.
Utlcy also told hint Sutton had ,
killed himself, the witness said. I
Next mornini; they both cautioned
him not to say aiiytlilug about the
1 n fTalr. White at early diltl next
day, ttic witness said, he saw Lieu
tenant, Utlcy go to the edge of tho
paiado grounds nnd iilck up a scr-l
vice revolver, which Utlcy carried
Into the ban neks with Mm. Ken
nedy's testimony was not shaken on
Dr. McCormlck was present nt tho
nutopsy held on Sutton's body nnd
examined the bullet wound, ho tes
1 1 lied. Ho located the wound back
of and slightly nbovo the right car,
while Dr. l'lckcll testified It was
near the top of tho head.
Mrs. Sutton to Testify.
J that any of them had handled a re
volver to Sergeant de Hart on tho
night or the shooting, as do Hart
Mrs. Sutton, tho mother of the
dead offlcer. piobably will be called
as n witness. It ! iin,i,.,ii i,n
will be able to Identify n written
thallengc and n subsequent apology
from one of Sutton's brother officers
In the marine corps written but n
short time before Sutton's ,dcatli. ,
The Miung offlcor who challenged
Sutton to n duel has not yet been
subpoenaed as a witness, but It Is
expected he will be summoned ns a.'
result of Mrs. Sutton's testimony.
This, It Is claimed, would tend to
show that Sutton was not of n qunr-
icUomo mind, nnd after ictclvlng n
challenge ho peisuaded the seiidr
to exchange niHtunl apologies In- "llly r,0uuui "o balanco (I7ri,-
stead of having nny open trouble. , oflu) to ,,u u'nl"ed by the Issuance
. I of bonds bearing Intel en at the ruto
JEWISH HOLIDAYS. ! "f r' or G l,er ccnt-
I Attached ara blanks for members
Another nicet'ng of the loeil Heb- n,u' '"Wlness li'en to fill out indleat
rows Is blng n'jimed for tho near '"B ,l,elr nubscrlptlon.
future, u3 they fnlled to securn u ' T,IU lu'ter anions other things
quorum yesterday Nirtei noon. Lionel Ba'8:
.Matthews was tho most nellvo In nr' '"r,l Property I have In view Is
ranging for tho pension, nnd will pro- t'1" wiuthcast corner of King and
teed with nrrnngemeuts for another IHuliop streets, known n8 tho AVny
mcotliiK. , Mock. This has a fiontngo of 72
Thi'io will bo two hnlliliys In s. feet on King street, the greater
lember. tho Jowlsh Now Year, Septeni- length (93 feet) being on Mshop
I'cr IK. nnd tho Day of Atonement on sticet, facing tho sito of the Kedeinl
the L'llh. A decision on who shall con- Iliilldlng, tho constitution of which
duct the ceremonies of these days has will soon bo under wuy.
not been i eat bed. although .Mr. Mat- "I loolc upon tho erection ot n
thews may bo selected ami aided by Chamber of Commerce building ns an
two others. absolute necessity if wo pioposo to
Whitney & Marsh,. Ltd.
Fancy Plaids, Stripes, and Plain
Sizes, 4 to 16 years
Strikers Attracted by Maneuver of
Men From Cruiser St. Louis De
cide Uncle Sam's Jackies Make
I Intel estcd In neelng tho sailors from
the United States cruiser St. l.oiils go
through military drill, tbu .lapnneso
ttilkers this mornini; assembled nl
Aula l'ark and watched the nianeuvuiH
of Ihi! oftlccrs and men.
Theru were three companies present
on the giouiids. Tho Plrst company
vmis In command ot KiiElgu Delanu. tho
Second by Ensign linker tuid tho
Third in charge of Knnlgn Howard.
Apparently exacting that some
thing had tinned up, the strikers, their
wnuH ml" c"11"1"1"1. ""oi ul or tliulr
,l"artr to s0" " exercises. They
remnlnetl thero until orders were Is-
..... . .
b,le'1 f"' tho mKn '" ,vimn to ,ho ""'l'-
S,"" "f Ul rll,-''- remarked that
"10 u,,",,,, SlaW' mu,T wurc K01
,,'lllerf, nI"1 C0,I1 ho depended upon
'" """' r t""''''c;
(Continued from Vast 1)
lnB 8t1,'k " I-''U,'' only of a par
va,He ()f 10U' u'lon wl,ll;l1 ll la I'1"
,,0,H',1 '" p'l' '"''''"t "t "'e rate of
S ier cc,,t "y l,ll'po tw" '"ethods
tlley wl" l,c lll)l '" liiclI- realize
maintain nnd ndd to our position as
one of tho strong commercial bodies
ot tho United States, and If we liopo
to strengthen our Influence In Con
gtcss and olsewhere.
"The business Interests of not only
Honolulu but of the entire tcriltory
will bo benefited by Biich an enter
prise. While tho work of tho Cham
ber in tlio past has proven of distinct
benefit to the Islands, I feel that It
should bo broadened and extended, and
this certainly can bo much better ac
complished if wo own our building
than If we simply continue to occupy u
biniill loom In another olllco building.
Tho people generally will, I am sure,
take a deep Interest In such un under
taking, which will lend to make them
icallzo that tho Honolulu Chamber of
Commerce has a distinct ami forceful
entity, and that the organization must
bo counted with In nil that pertains
to the advancement and betterment of
conditions thiougiiout tho Teirltory.
Strangers coming to Honolulu from
tho Mnlulam! and abro.nl lire constant
ly asking: "Where Is your Chamber
of Commerce Iliilldlng? Whero atu
jour exhibits of the piodticts mid In
mistrles of tho Territory such as w
find In other progressive cities?"
Standing as wo do ut the Cross Iloads
ot tho I'uclllc, much more is expected
ot us than of other cities elsewhere
tin times the slzo of Honolulu.
In the present room of tho Chamber,
third Hour of tho Htangeuwahl llulhl-
lug. may bo seen tho plans for n
Chamber of Commerce Uulldlng, sub
mltteil by two of our local architects.
Ily these It will be noticed that the em
tlio upper floor of the building Is re
solved for exhibits, excepting a small
hp.tce to bo occupied by tho secre
tuiy's olllco and the Information llu
Tho ground floor and basement will
be rented for business purposes; the
bccotid story will bo arranged for of.
flees; the thlid story will have a !!
lcctois' Room, Assembly Hall, cap
able of Beating fully flvo hundred peo
plo, besides another largo loom, which
can be leaned to tho Stock Exchange
oi some similar organization.
Tho contemplated cost will bo about
as follows: l'rlco of land, 113,000;
biiitnblu luur-story building, modem
in every detail, tlnlshod complete, S2,'
uoo, making a total of 1125,000.
'Iho nvciage monthly receipts and
.cxpeudltuics of tho Chamber accord'
lug to tho prospectus, uggregato $1000.
Applications havo already been re
eclved tor ull of the ground floor, and
u number ot Inquiries havo been made
concerning oflicj floor space Upon
tlio ixm.,i0ilou of tho Federal build'
lug, both stuicti nnd offices will, In
my opinion, be at it premium.
As previously mated, plans havo al
leudy b...i submitted by two uf oui
ui timet.,., tiViCbbi's. J. II. Craig and II.
L. Ken), and additional plans nro ex
looted fiom Air. W. L. Kmory und Mr.
I.'ilward O. Dulsenbcrg,
Tho option on (ho lot I am desirous
of securing will soon expire. There
fore, piompt action on the pait of the
mcmbeiH of the Chamber is necessary,
I enclose herewith a statement
bhowlng average monthly receipts and
expenditures. Please look over the
hunie carefully, and I feci ussurcd you
will bo convinced that I am ofTeilng
)ou a safo business pioposltlou, ono
thut merits your approval und stippoit,
usldo 1 1 out your desire as u member
to build up and sticngthcn the Hono
lulu Cham her of Commerce,
CLEAVES RECEIVES ORDERS.
Captain Oleavcs, Commander of tho
U, S. S. St. Louis, which urilved from
Samoa lust Saturday morning, ro-
i celved orderB from the dopnttment, In
structing Mm to proceed to San Fran
cisco arter finishing coaling ut this
poit ami making a spcclul tilp to Illlo.
Owing to lllnoss In tlio family the
Hula Olapa at Aloha Park was post,
poueil until this evening. Hut It will
l-osltlvcly go on this ovenlng.
A young man wants n poMIIon In
nn ollko. Sco ad, this Issuo.
Answer to Erie of Amisllants in
Mary Dame Kail Estate Filed
Today Suprjme Coiiit Will
Soon Rule on Importnut Point.
The Territory today filed Its pa
pcis In answer to the bilef of the
appellants In ie the oitnto of Mai)'
Dame Hal!, vvliu appened to the Su
pienic Com I of the Teriltory chnrg
Intx that Act 102 of the Session Laws
of 1905 is tliu'oiiutllittloiial. This
net Is better known as the Inherit
The point made challenges ell Icily
the constitutionality of the follow
ing passage: "All piopcrty which
.hall pass by will or by the lutes
tnte laws of tho Territory, or which
being In this Territory, shall bo
pass from nny person who may so
die while not a resident of this Ter
iltory shall be and is subject to a
tax hereinafter provided."
The appellants claim that shares
of stock In domestic corporations
owned by non-residents nt tlmo of
death are not tangible property nnd
not amendable to the laws. The
prosecution declnies that the law
covers all and makes no distinction.
"The only reason," says tho an
swer, "advnnced for argument that
tho Inheritance Tax Is unconstitu
tional is that unlfoim taxation upon
nil similarly situated Is not provided
becnuse the statute Imposes a tax
of live per cent on the valuo ot suc
cession of collateral heirs In excess
of $500, nnd u tax of two per cent
on the value of succession of lineal
heirs In excess of 11,000, It Is
therefoie urged that both the llftlt
and fourth nniendmcnts ot the Fed
eral Constitutional are violated.
"Tho Territory contends thnt
thcie Is no lack of unlfounlt) ot tax
ation nor denial of equal protection
ot the laws under the statute becnuse
collatcial kindled aie taxed nt n
different rate nnd allowed n differ
ent exemption fiom limited heirs bo
long ns tho classification Is reason
able and all perrons In the same
class arc trcutcdallko under tlio Ha
waiian statute, the constitutional re
quirements are satisfied."
lost their nerve
Claiming that they have been teased
and driven out of Walp.ihu and Alo.t
plantations, u l.ngo iiAmber of Jap
anese strikers who went down theie
with tho Intention of going to work
this morning, returned to town yestei
day afternoon, and say they will not
belittle themselves by appljlng for
work at thoso plantations again with
out getting higher wages. ,
The strike leudeis said this morn
ing that they havo been Infoimcd thnt
homo strikers had returned from Wul
palm and Alea, whero they went with
tho Idea of remaining und start
ing to work this morning on tho plan
tations. The reason, as they re
marked. Is that tho Portuguese In
those plantations had teased them
(Japanese strikers) as being little
children, who could nut carry on tho
strike, which they originally stated
would last at least six months.
Aggravated by theso uncompliment
ary remarks and prompted by tho
Japanese spirit, the strikeiB onco moio
ubaudnncd the sugar estates und camo
back to Honolulu.
AccorJIng io tho htrlkcrs" statlstl- ,
chn, tharo are remaining In Honolulu
about seven bundled and seventeen
btiikeis, They are waiting for an
opportunity to find something to do
en tho other Islands.
According to reliable Information, It
Is said that tho strikers who havo
been holding positions as plowmen
and other Important Jobs in tho field
uofore tho strike, wore refused tlio
Bame kind of work by tho managers.
This is accounted for by the fact that
the Hawallnns and Portuguese st like
breakers havo been given those posi
tions and found to to bo reliable and
efficient In their vvoik.
It Is said that theso men who am
claiming to have been .dilvcn out of
tho plantations weio frightened away
by tho Portuguese when thoy returned
Bulletin Batinets Office Phone 238,
Bulletin Editorial Room Phone 188.
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By a celebrated dancer, the best in
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